Assessing Technology: International Trends in Curriculum and Assessment: U. K. , Germany, U. S. A. , Taiwan and Australia

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An insider active in the development of curriculum assessment and assessment of technology in the UK explores thorny issues of assessment raised by the UK's technology curriculum. He analyzes how the development of assessment practices influenced the emerging technology curriculum, and presents four vignettes of curriculum and assessment practice in technology from four countries. Distributed by Taylor & Francis. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780335197811
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 10/28/1997
  • Pages: 266
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Pt. 1 Technology and its assessment in the UK 1965-1996
1 Assessment lays the foundations 3
2 The road to atomisation 12
3 Research lends a hand: The Assessment of Performance Unit, 1985-91 28
4 A pivotal moment in history: Technology as an entitlement in the National Curriculum 44
5 The shambles unravels: National Curriculum Assessment 65
6 Lessons we should have learned 86
Pt. 2 International comparisons
7 The Federal Republic of Germany (Thuringia) 107
8 USA (New York State) 134
9 Taiwan (Republic of China) 165
10 Australia (Western Australia and New South Wales) 193
Pt. 3 International reflections
11 Reflections 227
Bibliography 242
Index 247
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